Senior Management Accountant

35749 -37300
26 Nov 2021
10 Dec 2021
MPFEJN 1120214531294
Senior Management
Contract Type
  • An opportunity to work as a Senior Management Accountant
  • Based in Glasgow

About Our Client

This Government Department supports the Prime Minister in delivering key objectives and milestones which help to form the wider government. This organisation currently employs 6,000+ people who are in a variety of roles across the UK

The team is responsible for all aspects of the Organisations finances, including business and financial planning, performance reporting, in-year financial management, financial accounting,management of Parliamentary Supply, and production of the annual accounts. Finance is within Assurance, Finance and Controls Group, a multidisciplinary team that brings together finance, commercial and other corporate functions under the leadership of the Chief Financial Officer.

Within Finance, the Business Partner teams leads engagement with business units across the department. We need to be resourceful, exercise good judgement and have quick reflexes to make sure that senior leaders have the right financial advice at the right time to deliver important and urgent parts of the Government's agenda. The variety and breadth of the issues we deal makes these fascinating and fast-paced roles.
We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic, self-starters who will thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.

The role will provide lots of opportunity for both personal and professional development in an innovative organisation at the heart of Government.

Job Description

Job description

My client are currently recruiting 6 Senior Management Accountant posts in Glasgow.

These roles are central to the relationship between an individual business area and the finance function. You will use your strong technical and influencing skills and sound understanding of the business unit to provide advice, challenge and scrutiny to senior colleagues. You will ensure that budgets are well constructed, managed and monitored and support senior managers in the production of business cases and plans to deliver improved performance, reduced risk and better value for money.

Your technical knowledge and ability to work constructively with senior teams will make you a valued contributor the decision-making process and a champion for change within your business, its external relationships and in wider government projects. This post holder will need to establish and develop effective working relationships with a number of stakeholders, including the Directors, Deputy Directors, Internal and External Audit.


* Developing a deep knowledge of diverse business areas, their needs and priorities, looking at the bigger picture to make sure that the business understands the financial implications of decisions and available choices.

* Acting as key liaison point between Finance and the business, building in depth understanding of different business areas and performance and delivery priorities.

* Providing analysis to support decision making and using bench marking to highlight opportunities and add value.

* Identifying sustainable cost savings targets and initiatives as part of the business planning cycle.

* Supporting business areas with financial analysis to prepare for Spending Reviews, risk management and business planning processes.

* Leading on financial reporting, including analysing financial information and preparing summary reporting, ensuring that the leaders of the organisation are able to make decisions based on accurate financial information.

* Supporting on the construction of business cases through financial challenge to make sure options offer value for money and are affordable.

* Assessing accounting implications and providing accounting advice in accordance with international financial reporting standards and central government accounting rules.

* Building financial awareness and capability of non-finance staff within the business.

The Successful Applicant


* Strong Excel and data analysis skills combined with a clear understanding of how this should be applied for the benefit of the organisation.

* Knowledge of government finance and fiscal events such as spending reviews.

* Well-developed communication, presentation and relationship management skills including an ability to engage effectively with multidisciplinary teams.

* A high level of competence in budget management, planning, forecasting and risk identification combined with excellent problem solving skills.

* Excellent technical accounting skills across a wide range of financial disciplines and a proven ability to apply them effectively.

* Credibility with senior colleagues and stakeholders and the ability to influence decision-making.

* The ability to analyse and communicate complex financial information in a clear and understandable way.

* CCAB, or equivalent, qualified (or with considerable financial/ commercial experience and/or the ability to gain formal CCAB qualifications within a reasonable time.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Leadership
  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing

What's on Offer


* Learning and development tailored to your role.

* An environment with flexible working options.

* A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity.

* A Civil Service pension.

* A minimum of 25 days of paid annual leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30.

Details of Application process

To apply for this role please follow this link to the Cabinet Office microsite. ¿

You will need to send a Personal Statement (no longer than 1,000 words) plus a CV, and these must be sent in one single document. The Personal Statement will be used to score your application, therefore explain how your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role. Please make reference to the criteria set out in the job specification.¿

Your CV will not be scored as part of your application but will be held as a supporting document.

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

  Ref Code: MPFEJN 1120214531294Z